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Dr Hayley Wyatt

Dr Hayley Wyatt

Research Associate

School of Engineering

+44 (0)29 20875924
S/0.14, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University and my research background is boradly within the area of medical engineering. My areas of research interest is in the area of surgical devices and implants and also in the complex behaviour of soft materials. As part of my PhD I research electrosurgical vessel sealing devices, which included studtying the material behaviour of blood vessels. I have since go on to work on projects investigating the tribological performance of hip implants and most recently worked on an EPSRC funded research project investigating the behaviour of soft cellular structures.

Education and qualifications

  • 2014: PhD (Electrosurgical Vessel Sealing Devices, School of Engineering) Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • 2010: MEng Medical Engineering, Cardiff University

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council UK)
  • Member of the Institue of Mechanical Engineerings (MIMechE)
  • Member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Academic positions

  • 2017 - present: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering, Cardiff Univeristy
  • 2015 - 2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
  • 2014 - 2015 : Project Officer, ASTUTE, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Speaking engagements

  • 2016: Soapbox Science speaker, Cardiff, UK

Committees and reviewing

  • 2017 - Present: Member of the Soapbox Science Organising Committee
  • 2016 - Present: Member of the Cardiff Women in Science Committee







Research theme: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Current Projects:

  • Investigation into the wear performance of bearing liners
  • Design of a bioreactor (in collaboration with the School of Bioscience)
  • Investigation into the mechanical behaviour of soft cellular structures (in collaboration with the School of Mathematics)

Successful Funding Applications:

  • Co-applicant on a Welcome Trust Grant Cross Disciplinary Grant, Title ‘Enhancing wear properties of CFR-PEEK and UHMWPE acetabular cup using a novel lipid bilayer surface functionalization’, Cost £23,067